Animal Cruelty

Animal Care and Adoption
311 in Broward or 954-831-4000
8:30AM - 5PM

If after 5PM, weekends or holidays, call the Broward Sheriff’s Office at 954-765-4321 and press Option 5. More...

If you live in one of the following cities, report animal cruelty to that city’s Animal Control department for investigation:

Coral Springs 954-346-4422
Hollywood 954-921-3061
Margate 954-764-4357 
Pompano Beach 954-786-4027


At Large Dogs and Cats

Broward County has a leash law that states all dogs must be on a leash when off their owner’s property. To report a dog owner in violation or to file a complaint, call 311 in Broward or 954-831-4000 and provide the following information:

  • Description of the dog
  • When the dog runs loose
  • Owner’s name if you know it
  • Owner’s address
  • When the owner might be home

An Animal Care specialist will visit the neighborhood at a time the dog usually is at large. More…​​